Monday, May 3, 2010

PH253: grade update

HW9 & 10 grades are up on moodle now, as is the extra credit for the major field exam. For the major field exam, you get 2.5% times your listed score as extra credit added to your overall course grade. Your overall average includes this (as well as dropping the lowest homework). HW10 replaces your lowest non-dropped HW score, if it is sufficiently good.

For the final, since many of you are about to ask for last-minute suggestions:

I think at this point, just reading the exam & homework solutions is the best thing to do. Some of the final questions will be very, very similar to those on HW sets and the two exams. There won't be any surprises.

There will also be 1 or 2 very much like the practice problems, if you haven't been over them yet.

There won't really be anything on molecules, lasers, or periodic solids.


  1. On Moodle, the % for the MFT is half of MFT grade. How does that work?

  2. The major field test was scored out of 200 points, not 100, so to calculate your extra credit I did

    (MFT score / 200)*(2.5%)

    The minimum score on the MFT was actually 120, so the minimum extra credit -- just for showing up, basically -- is (120/200)*(2.5%) = 1.5%.

  3. but the % is already (MFT score/200)